Studying and working hard is important in university, but knowing when to take a break, taking care of and treating yourself is also important for excelling during the school year. This is especially true when it’s your first year in university and you’re adjusting to uni life.
After the flurry of midterms in mid to late October, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to some good dessert for all of our efforts and hard work. Stressed spelt backwards is desserts, right?
On a chilly Saturday afternoon, we went to the D Spot, a dessert restaurant on Bay Street. The dessert cafe is about a 15-minute walk away from the Ryerson campus. A few of my friends I went with had been there before and said their desserts were amazing. When I looked up their menu before going, I noticed that the restaurant had almost every type of dessert available, as well as drinks, burgers, and pizzas.
My first impression of the restaurant is that it was one of the most Instagrammable places I’d seen. There were a number of dessert puns on the wall, as well as cute illustrations of baked goods. I had never seen so many pictures of sweets on a wall before.
The walls weren’t the only Insta-worthy aspect from the restaurant- when the desserts arrived they were asking to be photographed, posted on Instagram and tagged.
I personally indulged in the dessert called the Strawberry Grand Slam (a shortbread cookie drizzled with strawberry sauce and white chocolate chips), but my friends got cookies, waffles, and cakes. One of my friends got their dessert called The Hidden Gem, which was a lava cake wrapped in a crepe and drizzled with chocolate. I could feel the sweetness from across the table!
It was safe to say that we had all gotten our sugar fix after that outing. It’s a good thing we were able to walk it back on our way back to campus. Sadly, shortly after the daily grind of readings and essay writing resumed for yours truly. Thankfully Ryerson has some awesome resources to help with studying and writing in university… and it’s also close to dozens of good dessert spots and restaurants for study treats!
Remember, life is what you cake it!